PM² Essentials

What is PM²

PM² is a Project Management Methodology developed by the European Commission. It is available to the general public in the form of the “PM² Guide—Open Edition”. Edition 3.0 was published under an open source license in December 2018.

PM² enables Project Managers to deliver solutions and benefits to their organisations through the effective management of project work.

PM² is a light and easy-to-use methodology which incorporates elements from a wide range of globally accepted project management best practices described in standards and methodologies such as PMBOK, PRINCE2, IPMA-ICB. It also captures operational experience from projects run within the European Institutions.

The publication is available for free download.

The Workshop

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This two-day workshop provides a thorough introduction to the PM² Methodology along with an overview of all the core PM² elements and plans. It includes a number of exercises and workshops on core Project Management tools, techniques and key PM² templates.

Having completed this workshop, you will appreciate the benefits of using a project management methodology, be more effective at managing (or participating in) projects, and be familiar with the PM² Governance model and its roles, responsibilities, processes, templates and mindsets.

You will be in a position to start implementing some of the most essential Project Management best practices, tools and techniques.

Is this workshop for me?

This seminar is designed for Project Team Members or Project Managers who would like to learn more about the PM² Project Management Methodology, adopt an easy to use project methodology for their organization or projects. This seminar is open to all. Prior experience in project management or working in projects is useful but not required.

This seminar is ideal for those who want to work for EU funded projects and companies who are collaborating with the EC.  Having in your CV the acknowledgment of attending a PM2 workshop showcases your familiarity with the PM2 methodology and your commitment to project management excellence.


  • Introduction to projects, programs, portfolios and PM methodologies
  • The PM² focus on outputs, outcomes and business implementation
  • The PM² Governance model and its roles & responsibilities
  • The PM² mindsets and professional virtues
  • The PM² Project lifecycle - Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitor & Control, Closing
  • PM² management processes, key tools, core techniques
  • Key PM² templates - the Business Case, Project Charter, Project Handbook and Project Work Plan templates
  • The four PM² Logs and the Stakeholder Matrix
  • Workshops focused on PM² templates
  • PM² tips and tricks
  • In-class learning, quizzes

This course includes the following:  

  • The PM² Guide—Open Edition (free download from the EU Bookstore)
  • A Project Governance Model (i.e. roles & responsibilities)
  • A Project Lifecycle (i.e. project phases)
  • A set of Processes (i.e. project management activities and guidelines)
  • A set of Project Artefacts (i.e. templates and guidelines)
  • A set of Mindsets (i.e. effective beliefs and behaviours)
  • A link to agile practices (Agile PM²).

PM² Examinations

Participants of this course will be able to take the PM² Essentials exam. 

See more about the PM² Essentials Examinations here.

This workshop grants 16 PDUs


Course Code PM
Department Vocational Training
Instructor PM² certified instructors from GBMC
Instruction Languages EN
Level Lower Intermediate
Prerequisites Prior experience in project management or working in projects is useful but not required.
Who should attend Project managers, EU funded projects consultants, project team members, national authorities members involved in EU projects
Certificate of AttendanceYes
Certification Track PM² , PMP, IPMA
Continuing Education Credits 16 PDUs
Offered OnlineNo
Course Fees €650.00


Days and Hours Start Date End Date Hours per Week
Fri-Sat, 9.00-17.00 21/02/2020 22/02/2020 16
Last Update At: 2019/12/11 - 18:42:59


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